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Monday, June 29, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Best of Daryl Tourney
Which song does Daryl perform best?
Open All Night
70's Scenario

2. Best of John Tourney
Which song does John perform best?
Possession Obsession
Only Love

3. One on One Tourney
Which is your favorite?
Portable Radio
Backstabbers

4. Rarities Tourney
Which is your favorite?
It Must Be
You Are My Weakness

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Daryl Hall Performs @ Waterkeeper Alliance - Pictorial

















Sunday, June 28, 2009

Daryl Hall Performs @ Waterkeeper Alliance 10th Anniversary

New York, NY - June 27, 2009 - We arrived at Liberty Harbor in Jersey City, NJ at 6:30 PM. A complimentary water taxi was scheduled to pick up party goers at 6:45 that evening. When asking where we were supposed to meet said ferry, we found most of the staff we clueless as to it's existence as well as the existence of the Waterkeeper Alliance event. It seems that it had been overshadowed by a family and friends event for Bloomburg, also using the ferry service.

Finally, at about 7PM we saw a ferry in the distance approaching the dock which had a large Waterkeeper banner tethered to the bow. We were on our way!!! The ride across the Hudson was a smooth 10 minutes. The view of the financial district from the ferry was amazing...a different point of view that I had never experienced before. How could a city as bustling as the Big Apple appear so serene?


The ferry brought us to the terminal located just outside the World Financial Center. We were met at the ferry exit by a very nice Waterkeeper staff member who escorted us to the Winter Garden. As we walked into the glass domed building we were met with wait staff eager to offer us any number of tasty morsels! Hors d'oeuvres included delicious sliders topped with a tomato salsa, beef skewers with summer squash, crispy french bread with tomato and green pepper and Peking duck dumplings. There were two large open bars serving Sam Adams Ale among other organic beverages. There were also two vast raw bars serving oysters and clams.


Numerous vendor tables featuring organic and eco-friendly products including olive oils, art, clothing and jewelry were scattered about the room. Lanky clothing models walked about the event changing their outfits every-so-often to bring attention to the organic fiber clothing collection. Even Lexus got into the mix displaying their brand new hybrid vehicle. The vehicle was flanked on both sides with faux-grass mats made from a papery material adorned with flower petal mosaics.


At 8:30 PM Robert Kennedy, Jr took the stage without introduction. He led in with a few leprechaun jokes and proceeded deliver a gritty speech promoting not only earth friendly laws but the staunch enforcement of those laws. He kept his words short but meaningful.


After speaking for roughly 20-30 minutes he announced that Daryl Hall and his band would be taking the stage. As expected women in their party dresses flocked to the front of the room. Daryl was joined on stage by Tom "T-Bone" Wolk on lead guitar, Eliot Lewis on keyboards, Zev Katz on bass and Everett Bradley on percussion. Opening up with Maneater, the band mowed through hits such as Rich Girl, Sara Smile, One On One, Say It Isn't So and I Can't Go For That all to the crowds shrieking delight! After the set was complete the crowd cheered for more which brought the band back to the stage to deliver You Make My Dreams Come True which was the perfect show closer.

When the band left the stage they were met by Bobby Kennedy and Gloria Reuben (HIV/AIDS activist and actress). They asked if Gloria and a friend might do a song with the band. Daryl sat out and the other band members and the actress made there way to the stage with an unidentified vocalist/guitar player for a rendition of the Rolling Stones You Can't Always Get What You Want.

After the show Bobby Kennedy posed for pictures with a few folks along with his wife and children. It was refreshing to see how accommodating he was to the press and attendees. Daryl also posed for some media photos with the Kennedy's and Gloria Reuben. I enjoyed seeing Daryl linger backstage.


Food and libations were still free-flowing so we took the opportunity to grab another drink and mingle about the vendor tables. A few band members were gracious enough to pose for pictures with us and we also got the opportunity to speak with them. They are always so appreciative that Hall & Oates fans go the extra mile to attend these events to support them.


All-in-all this was a wonderful evening that will not soon be forgotten as is the cause it was held in support of. If you would like more information on the Waterkeeper Alliance please visit http://www.waterkeeper.org/

HOF fans mourn the loss of Michael Jackson

We are deeply saddened by the death of Michael Jackson earlier this week. He was a music icon and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts go out to the Jackson family during this difficult time.

On the HallAndOatesForever discussion board, we have been discussing what Michael meant to us, how he has touched our lives and what we remember the most about him!

Here are what several people have said:

SandyCo:
As much as anyone could be, Michael Jackson was the symbol of an era. Those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s listening to his music and watching his videos feel like a childhood friend has been lost. No matter what he may have done, and how weird he was in the past few years, nothing can take away from his musical legacy, and the way he dominated pop music for many years. We're mourning the loss of an era, not just a man.

D's Girl:
I just can not even fathom it. It doesn't seem real. I didn't even know the man but still I feel heartbroken. He contributed so much to the world of music and it is sad to me that there are many out there that prefer to remember him as an oddball pedophile. I have mixed emotions about that.He was my hero as a little kid. I had MJ night shirts, LP's, cassettes, posters in my room, t-shirts....I remember the night that the Thriller video premiered in MTV. It was such a HUGE event! I was at my grandmother's house w/my sister and cousin and we were all sitting on the floor right in front of the massive wooden framed television that resembled a piece of antique furniture. We jockeyed for position in the middle. When it got a little scary my sister freaked and took off crying to my mom! I remember the Billie Jean video and how the side walk lit up as Michael walked across it....I used to take my LP sleeves and stagger them about on the floor as if they were cement panels in the sidewalk...and walk on them pretending they were lighting up.I remember being about 4 years old and my cousins used to used to make me dance and sing...they were older and got a kick out of it apparently....I was in love with the song Billie Jean....at the part of the song where Michael sings "Who will dance, on the floor, in the round".....I used to get down on the floor and do a funky little spin thing and the cousins would go wild!!! Kinda sad today....

StartingAllOverAgain:
I'm also saddened. I am only a few months younger than he was and have never been sick a day in my life. I cannot imagine someone my age passing away so suddenly like this??I also remember when Thriller came out. I had some boy cousins who were fans of Michaels, and I remember being at their house and my cousin Jimmy dancing to Bille Jean and him and his brother Billy re-enacting scenes of Thriller. I was a lot older then they are, and while I didn't participate in the singing and dancing, I did get a laugh out of how happy they were! Jimmy had the Billie Jean dance down to a T!I used to get Tiger Beat and read all the gossip on him-who was Michael dating this month? I thought him and Brooke Shields would get married someday, I thought they made a cute couple. Who would have thought he would end up married to Lisa Marie one day?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Results of this weeks matches at HOF

Posting for Chris:

Here's your results for this week!

Rarities tourney:
Finally Seen the Light puts And That's What Hurts in the dark winning 6-4

Best of Daryl tourney:
I Ain't Gonna Take it This Time knocks out Love TKO winning 6-3

Best of John tourney:
Italian Girls leaves Emptyness on almost empty winning 8-1

One on One Tourney:
I Want Someone sends All You Want is Heaven crashing down to earth winning 7-2


Come back next Monday night and you may seen some more curve balls being thrown your way like this week's "I Want Someone" the unrecorded duet by Daryl and John on Live From Daryl's House. See you then!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

JOHN OATES LIVE ON TAPHANDLE-TV, JUNE 26th at 3:30PM ET

John Oates, of the legendary band Hall and Oates, will be making a special live, interactive appearance on Taphandle-TV on June 26th at 12:30pm Pacific Time. He will be talking about everything he’s been up to, and answering fan questions in a live chat!

The event will be taking place here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/taphandle-tv

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Best of Daryl Tourney
Which song does Daryl perform best?
I Ain't Gonna Take it This Time
Love TKO


2. Best of John Tourney
Which song does John perform best?
Italian Girls
Emptyness


3. One on One Tourney
Which is your favorite?
All You Want is Heaven
I Want Someone


4. Rarities Tourney
Which is your favorite?
And That's What Hurts
Finally Seen the Light


In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Daryl Hall to perform at the Waterkeeper Alliance 10th Anniversary

Posting this for Sakura Amend, who was kind enough to send us this press release! Thank you very much!

**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR JUNE 27, 2009** WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARYJune 27, 2009 Chairman and Founder Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. To Deliver Keynote Address;Special Performance by Daryl Hall of Legendary Pop Duo Hall & Oates WHAT: Waterkeeper Alliance – the international champion of clean water and strong communities, with 190 programs on six continents – will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in New York, the birthplace of the Waterkeeper movement. The celebration will bring together Waterkeepers and their supporters from around the world, including the New York Clean Water Advocates Hudson Riverkeeper, NY/NJ Baykeeper, and Long Island Soundkeeper, to commemorate a decade of clean water advocacy. WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 2009, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PMAn organic and locally sourced hors d’oeuvres menu, including raw bar. Open bar with beer, wine and eco-friendly cocktails. WHO: Waterkeeper Alliance Chairman and Founder Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will deliver a keynote address. Live entertainment will be provided by Daryl Hall of the legendary pop music duo Hall & Oates. WHERE: The Winter Garden at The World Financial Center220 Vesey Street, New York City HOW: The Winter Garden is easily accessible by New York City mass transit. Parking is also available. Complimentary round-trip ferry service from Liberty Landing, at 80 Audrey Zapp Dr. in Jersey City, NJ, will also be provided. TICKETS: Tickets are $75 per person. Visit http://www.waterkeeper.org/ to purchase tickets. For more information, call (914) 674-0622, ext. 30, or email events@waterkeeper.org. MORE: Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest-growing grassroots environmental organization focused on water with nearly 200 Waterkeepers defending and advocating for rivers, lakes and other waterways in 19 countries on six continents. Waterkeeper Alliance makes sure that the world’s Waterkeepers are as connected to each other as they are to their local waters, organizing the fight for clean water into a coordinated global movement. Using powerful advocacy grounded in science and law, Waterkeeper Alliance fights for the rights of communities everywhere—as the voice for the world’s waters. For more information, please visit the Web site at http://www.waterkeeper.org/. MEDIA CONTACTS:Goodman Media for Waterkeeper Alliance John Bianchi: (212) 576-2700, ext. 228 / (917) 693-4290 (cell) / jbianchi@goodmanmedia.comSakura Amend: (212) 576-2700, ext. 237 / (917) 355-3531 (cell) / samend@goodmanmedia.com

Friday, June 19, 2009

Results of this weeks Matches at HOF

Here's your results for this week!

Rarities tourney:
Time is up for Time's Up at Love You Like a Brother wins 5-4 in this week's closest match!

Best of Daryl tourney:
Have I Been Away Too Long? The answer is a definite "yes" as Do What You Want, Be What You Are wins 7-2

Best of John tourney:
Serious Music created too many concentration lines as Mano a Mano wins 9-0

One on One Tourney:
Lady Rain floods out Back Together Again winning 9-0

Lady Rain is now our featured video this week on our HOF YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

Hope you'll be back next Monday night for more voting fun!! A few less voters than last week so make sure you vote by Friday evening!! See ya soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Best of Daryl Tourney
Which song does Daryl perform best?
Have I Been Away Too Long
Do What You Want, Be What You Are

2. Best of John Tourney
Which song does John perform best?
Mano a Mano
Serious Music

3. One on One Tourney
Which is your favorite?
Lady Rain
Back Together Again

4. Rarities Tourney
Which is your favorite?
Love You Like a Brother
Time's Up

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Results of weekly matches at HOF

Posting for Chris:

In the first round, the matches are usually big defeats and they get closer as the tourneys progress. So no surprises here!

One on One Tourney:
Las Vegas Turnaround leaves Soldering on the runway winning 13-0.

Best of John Tourney:
Alone Too Long jumps on the bones of Africa winning 8-3.

Best of Daryl Tourney:
Go Solo makes the Laughing Boy cry winning 14-1.

Rarities Tourney:
Rip It Up tears apart What's Important to Me winning 8-5.

Match 2 in each tourney next week-see you then!!

Thanks Chris for all your hard work!

Go Solo is our Featured Video this week on our YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Best of Daryl Tourney
Which song does Daryl perform best?
Go Solo
Laughing Boy


2. Best of John Tourney
Which song does John perform best?
Africa
Alone Too Long


3. One on One Tourney
Which is your favorite?
Las Vegas Turnaround
Soldering


4. Rarities Tourney
Which is your favorite?
What's Important to Me
Rip it Up

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Daryl Hall to guest star on episode of Z-Rock!

Season 2 premieres Sunday, June 7th at 11 PM.
He is in Episode 5: 205: Z Are Family
http://www.ifc.com/zrock/episodes/205-z-are-family.php

http://www.ifc.com/zrock/cast/daryl-hall.php

For more information, please visit our main discussion board at:
http://z9.invisionfree.com/HallandOatesForever/index.php

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

John Oates adds show at The Bitter End on 6/25

http://www.hotindienews.com/2009/06/03/103081

John Oates to Perform at June 25thWednesday, June 3rd, 2009
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SPECIAL New York Songwriters Circle Showcase
Phoebe Snow, Jesse Harris, Marcus Hummon, Tina Shafer and Reed Waddle will also take the stage at the Bitter End

John Oates to Perform at June 25th
New York – The New York Songwriters’ Circle, lower Manhattan’s incubator for America’s next great singer/songwriter, is proud to announce that John Oates of Hall & Oates fame and a long time supporter of the 18 year-old New York Songwriters Circle, will perform at a Special Circle showcase event on Thursday, June 25th at the legendary Bitter End nightclub in New York City ’s West Village .
John Oates will be joined on the 25th by long time Bitter End regular and the distinctive voice of Phoebe Snow (”Poetry Man” – Best new artist Grammy nominee), 2003 Grammy Award Winning singer/songwriter Jesse Harris (for “Don’t Know Why” on Norah Jones’ album Come Away with Me), the most successful songwriter on Music Row in Nashville Marcus Hummon (who wrote “Bless the Broken Road,” recorded by Rascal Flatts), singer/songwriter and the President & Artistic Director of the NYSC Tina Shafer (who has written songs for Celine Dion, Sheena Easton and Donna Summers) and the soulful Gulf Coast offerings of singer/songwriter Reed Waddle.
WHO: New York Songwriters’ Circle (www.songwriters-circle.com)WHAT: Special Circle featuring John Oates and special guestsWHEN: Thursday, June 25th, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.WHERE: The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street (bet. Thompson and LaGuardia), New York CityCOST: Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.
New York Songwriters’ Circle: For over 18 years, the New York Songwriters’ Circle has been producing and directing bi-monthly shows at the legendary Bitter End club, in New York City’s West Village. The Circle has launched the careers of notable artists such as Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw, NYSC songwriting contest winner and regular on “One Tree Hill,” Kate Voegele, Company of Thieves and Chris Barron. The circle has quickly become one of the most popular music events in Manhattan , attracting not only the best up and coming songwriting talent from around the world but also top music industry executives looking to discover “the next big thing”.

Sountrack being released 7/14 to feature Hall and Oates song

Hall and Oates "You Make My Dreams" will be one of the songs on the 500 Days Of Summer Soundtrack being released on 7/14!
http://prod1.cmj.com/articles/display_article.php?id=129548030